Disagreeable

  • 1 Disagreeable — Dis a*gree a*ble (d[i^]s [.a]*gr[=e] [.a]*b l), a. [Cf. F. d[ e]sagr[ e]able.] 1. Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable. [1913 Webster] Preach you truly the doctrine which you have received, and each nothing that is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disagreeable — [adj1] bad tempered, irritable bellicose, brusque, cantankerous, churlish, contentious, contrary, cross, difficult, disobliging, disputatious, eristic, grouchy, ill natured, nasty, obnoxious, offensive, out of sorts, peevish, pettish, petulant,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 disagreeable — index adverse (hostile), antipathetic (distasteful), bitter (acrid tasting), deplorable, disorderly, invidious …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 disagreeable — c.1400, not in agreement, from O.Fr. desagreable (13c.), from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + agreable (see AGREEABLE (Cf. agreeable)). Meaning not in accord with one s taste is from 1690s. Related: Disagreeably; disagreeableness. Slightly earlier in… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 disagreeable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unpleasant. 2) unfriendly and bad tempered. DERIVATIVES disagreeably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 disagreeable — [dis΄ə grēə bəl] adj. [ME disagreable < OFr desagreable: see DISAGREE & ABLE] 1. not to one s taste; unpleasant; offensive 2. hard to get along with; quarrelsome disagreeableness n. disagreeably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 disagreeable — [[t]dɪ̱səgri͟ːəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is disagreeable is rather unpleasant. ...a disagreeable odour. ...a comfort kit designed to make flying an altogether less disagreeable experience. Derived words: disagreeably… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 disagreeable — dis|a|gree|a|ble [ˌdısəˈgri:əbəl] adj formal 1.) not at all enjoyable or pleasant ≠ ↑agreeable ▪ a disagreeable job disagreeable to ▪ The conversation was disagreeable to him. 2.) unfriendly and bad tempered ≠ ↑agreeable ▪ a rude, disagreeable… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 disagreeable — disagreeableness, disagreeability, n. disagreeably, adv. /dis euh gree euh beuhl/, adj. 1. contrary to one s taste or liking; unpleasant; offensive; repugnant. 2. unpleasant in manner or nature; unamiable: a thoroughly disagreeable person. n. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 10 disagreeable — adjective a) Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable. Preach you truly the doctrine which you have received, and teach nothing that is disagreeable thereunto. Udall. b) Exciting re …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 disagreeable — adjective Date: 15th century 1. causing discomfort ; unpleasant, offensive < a disagreeable odor > 2. marked by ill temper ; peevish < a disagreeable person > • disagreeableness noun • …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 disagreeable — adj. disagreeable to * * * [ˌdɪsə griːəb(ə)l] disagreeable to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 disagreeable — adjective 1 not at all enjoyable or pleasant: a disagreeable experience 2 unfriendly and bad tempered: a rude, disagreeable woman disagreeably adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 disagreeable — adjective 1) a disagreeable smell Syn: unpleasant, displeasing, nasty, offensive, off putting, obnoxious, objectionable, horrible, horrid, dreadful, frightful, abominable, odious, repugnant, repulsive, repellent, revolting …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 disagreeable — Synonyms and related words: abominable, abrupt, annoying, antagonistic, antipathetic, at cross purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, bad tempered, bearish, bitchy, bitter, blunt, brusque, cankered, cantankerous, churlish,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 disagreeable — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having an unpleasant disposition] Syn. difficult, grouchy, obnoxious, offensive; see irritable , rude 2 . 2. [Irritating; said of things and conditions ] Syn. bothersome, unpleasant, upsetting, distasteful; see… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 disagreeable — dis|a|gree|a|ble [ ,dısə griəbl ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) not pleasant or enjoyable 2. ) not friendly or polite ╾ dis|a|gree|a|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 disagreeable — dis·a gree·a·ble || ‚dɪsÉ™ grɪəbl adj. unpleasant; argumentative …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 disagreeable — adjective unpleasant or unenjoyable. ↘unfriendly and bad tempered. Derivatives disagreeableness noun disagreeably adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 disagreeable — a. Unpleasant, unpleasing, displeasing, distasteful, offensive …

    New dictionary of synonyms